REVIEW: THE GOOD SISTER, BY SALLY HEPWORTH


There’s only been one time that Rose couldn’t stop me from doing the wrong thing and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.

Fern’s mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich and shocking story of what families keep hidden.

 

The alternating narration of twins Rose and Fern hooked me from the very first page. It didn’t take long for me to love Fern and be suspicious of Rose. There was something so controlling and manipulative about Rose, and even though her diary entries seemed to point to a different kind of assessment of the two of them, I wasn’t buying it.

The Good Sister, in my opinion, was Fern all along.

As the story takes us through their daily lives, we are drawn in by how Rose manages to spin a tale that reels Fern in, allowing her to control what Fern does in her personal life, including her relationship with the interesting man Fern calls Wally.

Fern’s sensory issues, in which she misses social cues at times, makes her mistrust her own choices, especially when Rose is reinforcing this assessment all along.

By the end of the story, I was wanting to call out to Fern, telling her to only trust herself and Wally. A book that I could not put down, this story earned 5 stars.

***My e-ARC came from the publisher via NetGalley.

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